River Kwai 2-Days Tour


This excursion requires an early start to reach the world famous Bridge over the River Kwae in Kanchanaburi. The bridge was built during World War II by the prisoners of war under the occupation of the Japanese, and completed in 1943.
Visit the well-maintained cemeteries containing the graves of an estimated seven thousand allied soldiers (although up to 80,000 Asian laborers from Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia etc, also lost their lives whilst building the bridge and constructing the notorious ‘death railway’).

After lunch continue to the Tiger Temple, with its own very speciel history: Some years back this Temple recieved a Tiger Cub. The mother had been shot.

Pha Luang Ta Bua Temple soon began to gain a reputation as a tiger sanctuary and it wasn't long before villagers presented the abbot with two more cubs. Soon after, the monks discovered that some saw the temple's sanctuary as a business opportunity. One morning Muslim hunters arrived with three cubs. They told Acharn Phoosit they were planning to sell the animals in Bangkok and wanted the temple to look after them for a month while they set up the deal.

“I refused,” the abbot says sternly. “I said, ‘If you want us to look after them you must give them to us freely.'”
Continue by train on the death railway to Wang Poe station for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the trip to take a long tail boat on the Kwai River, passing unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery.Overnight at River Kwai Jungle.

On Day 2 after a hearty American breakfast we check out from Resort.You will visit the War Museum which houses many photographs, paintings, drawings, maps and very informative by the POW’s as well as other war memorabilia before you board on a boat that will take you to the bridge before returning to Hua Hin.

(Optional tour: Elephant Ride through the bamboo forest and Bamboo Rafting) - 700 THB per person.
Price includes: Tour Guide, Transport, Meal as a specified in the program(full board), Entrance Fees, Accomodation at cozy Jungle Hotel.
Brief History of the Death Railway:
A railway route between Thailand and Burma had beena surveyed at the beginning of the 20th century, by the British government of Burma, but the proposed course of the line — through hilly jungle terrain divided by many rivers — was considered too difficult to complete.
In 1942, Japanese forces, supplies and equipment transported from East and North Asia to Burma by sea, through the Strait of Malacca, were vulnerable to attack by Allied submarines, and an alternative means of transport was needed. The Japanese started the project in June 1942, intending to connect Ban Pong with Thanbyuzayat, through the Three Pagoda Pass. Construction started at the Thai end on June 22, 1942 and in Burma at roughly the same time. Most railway materials, including tracks and sleepers, were carted from dismantled branches of the Federated States of Malaya Railways network.
On October 17, 1943, the two lines met about 18 km south of the Three Pagoda Pass at Konkuita (Kaeng Khoi Tha), Sangkhla Buri district, Kanchanaburi Provincee). While most of the POWs were then transferred to Japan, those left to maintain the line still suffered from the appalling living conditions as well as Allied air raids.
Prices in Baht per person:

1 Person
14500 THB

2-3 Persons
7150 THB

4-5 Persons up
5350 THB

Children 2-11 years old
4840 THB

Time: 07.00 - 18.00 (Day 2)
Starting Price: 4840 THB
Including : Full board, english speaking guide, transportation in a/c car or van. Double Room w. ABF. All entrance fees.
Excluding: Elephant Trekking & Jungle Rafting @ additional 700 THB per person
Remarks: * Surchange for single room.
How to book: Email / telephone
Join Tour: Tuesday - Wednesday w. min 6 pax. English Speaking Guide

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